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  1. Yeah, I'm writing the article right now. I was trying to figure out why my SVG files don't render correctly on a bunch of linux based browsers, F___ it, I'm doing it live! F___ your Konquer BS!
  2. I don't mind testing it. But if it doesn't provide me data that I can use to yield 4-5 extra links/month over Ahrefs, I'm just going to cancel it. The bottom tier plan on Ahrefs provides more data than I can personally use unless I started doing 24/7 marathon outreach marketing sessions or something. Warning: Extremely Highly Speculative Fantasy Math ahead. As far as KD, I'm currently looking at a list of 40 keywords all under KD 25. If you take the global *click* volume estimates of the #1 pages and add it up, it's 500K UV/M and that's just Google traffic. So... Yeah about to go off into rainbow unicorn land here but this is possible, granted highly unlikely... If in theory, I could rank all 40 pages #1, the opt-in rate was ~5%, and the EPL was ~$10, that's $250k/month. Now I'm not in any way suggesting that would be easy to do or is even a sane way to think about things (it's not), I'm just saying that it's possible to illustrate why I feel KD matters. The sum of estimated links required is ~550, which puts page #1ing all of the keywords into "can be done by one person" territory (note: not rank #1.) Obviously achieving 4% of that would be pretty good for most people. The reality here is that it would probably take 2 years, either the EPL or the opt-in rate would be way off, and there's no real way to rank #1 on all of those keywords. To explain the ELP vs Opt-In rate problem in a bit more detail; obviously, you can bait lots of people into opting in, but then the leads are mostly junk, I would personally try to filter the junk leads away with the offer itself, so the opt-In rate would be much lower on some of those KWs since optimizing for list size isn't what I personally want to do.
  3. I was not aware they upgraded their database. It gives you 10 free credits a day with a free account. You only get 10 rows of link data though, so it's useless. I can't really give you an opinion based on the data available in a free account. Since it does give you a lot more data than it used to, I would personally be willing to try it. It does appear that it adds lost links to the count which could be useful in certain cases. For bigger projects, usually, you want to get a report from everywhere you can and then combine the data together. (Talking about projects where you're going to need 50+ quality RDs to the page.) Referring Domains: blogtyrant.com Moz: 3.8k Ahrefs: 2,512 smartblogger.com Moz: 3.7k Ahrefs: 5,003 thesocialmediahat.com Moz: 2.5k Ahrefs: 1,890 stoppingscams.com Moz: 458 Ahrefs: 384 robbierichards.com Moz: 1.39k Ahrefs: 1,160 Moz gives you some free keywords to analyze as well and the data seems relatively consistent with Ahrefs, but the number scale is different. Keywords that I personally felt were too difficult for a new site were around ~KD30 in Moz and I try to stick under ~KD25 (Ahrefs) in general unless I've personally identified something that perks my interest. I'd have to test like 200-300 keywords to get a good feel for the Moz KD metric and I obviously can't do that on a free account. I think they only give you 10 queries a month. Edit: I tested some more keywords in the Moz KD tool and I do not like it. I'm looking at a keyword right now that has so little competition that non-English content is actually ranking in the #2 spot. The KD according to Moz was 36. It's a KD 0 in Ahrefs and from personal experience, it's at "Make a blog post about it and get one good link to get page 1" difficulty level... I don't completely understand how the metric works, if that's only for the first few positions, then maybe. Edit2: Yeah the Moz KD is worthless. It factors the DA in and I believe it's the top 20 results, not the top 10. So in the case of the above keyword, there are 3 youtube videos on page 1 so it derped up the difficulty. Also, the traffic estimates are US only, (there might be a way to change it) but I only care about global traffic volumes. Also, it doesn't seem right to me. I'm looking at a different keyword where I actually get more clicks than Moz reports that it gets searched in the US. Verdict: There's enough data there for me to throw $100 at a month to see whats up. I'll let you know what I find when I try it.
  4. Copy the link to the clipboard. Open an incognito browsing window in Chrome. Press F12. Goto network and turn recording on (it's a VCR style record button.) Paste the link into the URL bar and hit enter. Once it finishes loading, stop the recording. Look in the output of the log. If it was an affiliate link, you'll see the affiliate code. If it's an affiliate, contact Amazon about it. I'm sure they'll appreciate it. Note: Spamming Amazon is pretty stupid. It's possible this is what we used to call a TOS (in the 1990s on AOL.) So a 3rd party is spamming somebody else's affiliate code in an attempt to get them banned. The idea here is to get somebody else banned for violating the Terms Of Service, for something they didn't do. As an example; a user on a hacked account sends out phishing emails, with the reply-to set to the victim. In this case, even though it was clear that it was two different people sending and receiving the emails, they would lock the password of the victim's account due to the potential of people falling for the scheme and replying with their account information. As it turns out, on AOL back then, this was a technique to hack staff accounts, as they would reset the password from one in a list that was "available." Once the password was "reset", it could be easily cracked if you happened to have the list of passwords.
  5. Problem: You don't want people who instantly bounced to be in your retargeting audience. The solution to this is to use Google Tag Manager. You can setup GTM so your pixels fire after say 15-30 seconds (it depends on the situation what amount of time is better.) Here's a good guide: https://ventin.co/delay-pixel-landing-page-eliminate-bounce-traffic-using-google-tag-manger/ Tip: Tag Assistant does not tell you that the Facebook tag fired, you'll have to press f12 and verify that it fired in the network tab. If you see fbevents.js in the log, it works. I spent about an hour trying to figure out why the tag wasn't firing and it was working perfectly. Tip 2: If you've never used GTM before, be prepared for a super fun time. I setup GTM for my new site today and it took 4 hours to setup, granted, I do some more advanced things like tracking clicks to external sites in Google Analytics. Thankfully there's a plugin for Wordpress called "Google Tag Manager for Wordpress" that worked with my theme. Usually, it doesn't and I have to edit the theme files. So depending on what you want to do with it, you can just use it for the retargeting pixels, or you can implement a bunch of Google Analytics tweaks. There's a bunch of good content about that over at https://www.lunametrics.com/ My personal implementation was a little bit tricky because I have sections of my site where I want the pixel to drop quickly and others where I want it to fire after 30 seconds. I also want the pixels to drop instantly on the thank you page, so I can exclude them in the audience. I also have 2 copies of wordpress installed. One is for the public site that I want showing up in Google, the other is installed in a directory and forbids all search engines.
  6. Yeah. Read the rest of my post
  7. After several hours of downloading several versions of Mac OS X, testing all kinds of workarounds, installing vmware, uninstalling vmware, screwing around with different virtual box settings, I finally figured out how to test my website in the Safari browser. (Note the Windows version of Safari for Windows is ancient, like 2012.) The first thing I did was delete all of that stuff because none of it worked. What a giant waste of time and bandwidth all of that was. Then I went to http://browsershots.org/ Hit "Uncheck All", then checked "Safari 9.1", typed my website in, and hit submit. Done. That's exactly how you do it. Buy a used Mac off Ebay or something. I've never jacked around with something that long in my entire life and couldn't get it to work... If anybody knows how to solve ... Nevermind I'm done with that...
  8. If it's internet marketing related, make sure you capture leads and in the 1st email, you tell them about how they can setup a website in 5 minutes with blue host. I'm serious, they pay 65$. As far as I can tell, Pat Flynn send all new users to his mailing to a page with an ad for bluehost, his custom theme, and something else (I have not seen him market BlueHost anywhere else) and he discloses his income from that. Which is like 25-30k a month. https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/income-reports/my-december-2017-monthly-income-report/ You should probably get on that and set your WF sig to your landing page. Just saying... First email: "Hello there, this is Yukon. I teach SEO and it's pretty hard to do SEO without a website, so if you don't have one, I've made this handy guide that will teach you how to get a website in 5 minutes with my #1 recommended webhost. (It's the #1 because it's the first one you recommended.) Send them to the page with the blue host content on it, and make sure you tag them in your ESP with "Newbie." Followup with your #1 recommended SEO tool, which is obviously SEMRush, because it actually has an affiliate program. I'm pretty sure that SEMRush is the only way that Robbie Richards makes money from his blog. If you want swipes from autoresponders, just let me know, I'm on just about everyone's email list in IM. Brain Dean has no autoresponder skills. None. Other than the fake waiting list, but I've seen that before. SO...
  9. They're all flawed in one way or another. I always personally try to get a "consensus" from at least two tools. It's obviously worth it to do the research. It takes 5 minutes and if you figure 10-25 hours to create the content + .5 to 1 day of outreach work to get one quality link... Obviously, it's a big timesaver to not target keywords you won't rank on unless you grind 200+ hours of outreach marketing into the project. SEMRush: Database is too small to be even 65% accurate and the KD is calculated off the first 20 positions. Also, the KD metric is also really weird, ~55 is low (I'm assuming that you're going to try to earn links to that specific page.) MOZ: Same issue, database is kind of small. I haven't had an account there recently. Majestic: The correct metric to look at, is page level citation flow. TF is great of guestimating how spammy the links are. I actually like their metrics. Ahrefs: The biggest database but I've found some serious inconsistencies that skew the metrics. It will sometimes factor in links that show up in search query strings. I've only found inconsistencies that make a page/site seem more powerful than it really is. Their KD metric is good, maybe ~75% accurate, but the link estimation to hit page 1 is obviously not (it depends completely on the links you get.) Again, assuming you plan to actually market the content and get links to that specific page and understand that Google is pretty slow about valuing those links. Honestly, the main thing that skews Ahrefs KD up is the #1 site has a ton of links, so when the calculation takes an average, 2-10 could have ~10RD and #1 has 1,000, so it puts it at like a KD ~50 and to get #2-#10 is really like a KD ~10. Also, it won't factor the situation where there are pages that are not completely relevant to the search query that are ranking, for me personally, seeing that is an automatic green light, and I know the metrics are not accurate. Assuming that the SERP seems to have 10 relevant pages ranking and they all have relatively similar RD, I don't really recommend targetting above about KD 25 unless you are planning for a long-term campaign, are willing to hire help or have some kind of angle to create content that will pull in links. If it's like a 35 and you plan on doing an 8,000-word skyscraper with 50 pictures, and then sending out 500 outreach emails to people you've previously networked with, obviously you can rank because that's basically what Brian Dean does. Note: I don't do local SEO so I can't comment.
  10. Will take action on that... Tutorials are not the world's best link bait, but they're still good.
  11. 1) I have UTM tracking almost working in ConvertKit using custom metafields. So the ad network passes the UTM code to the page, the page fills the metadata (JS), the metadata is stored in ConvertKit, when I send them an email I can pass that metadata to my landing page which appends the data to the affiliate URL (PHP). The second part is not 100% working yet. I may have to write a script to manually add an ID code in an additional metafield. This is so I know which placements are sending leads that convert... People can't figure out email forms? ... Wow... 2) Well it's hard to Google it? /shrug That I can kind of understand, how does one phrase a Google search on a topic that they are unknowledgeable about and do not even know what it is called? "How to properly optimize a page for SEO?"-> keyword is the slug, keyword in the h1 tag Panda Safe Numbers: 2 word keyword = max 1% density 3 word keyword = max .75% density 4 word keyword = like once time in the body, max .5% density
  12. If you're like me, your autoresponder mails almost daily and you don't want to flood your list with a bunch of emails in one day. Problem: product launches can't be fit into sequences well. There's a really easy workaround for this in ConvertKit, I can not speak for other autoresponders, at this time. ConvertKit allows you to only send emails in a sequence on certain days of the week. So the simplest solution would be to have one day of the week be "promotion day," where the sequence doesn't send anything. But you can do more with that. Lets say there's a new product launch you want to market: So pretend it's Friday and the product launch is on Monday, you want to send a warm up email on Sunday, and a reminder on Tuesday. In the sequence options: just uncheck Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, then drop your Warmup, Pitch, Reminder, on those days, and then the sequence will continue as normal on Wednesday. On Wednesday, just turn those days back on. The other way to do this typically involves screwing around with tags and this solution is much much easier. This is also good for holidays(to skip the holiday)/holiday promotions as well. Note: There may be an issue here, depending on how you setup your sequences. Usually, the only way to get on to "Evergreen Sequence" is to complete the "Nurturing Sequence." Obviously, you should never interrupt the "Nurturing Sequence" and you may want to manually mass tag all of the users that you want to mail to prevent emailing people out of sequence. In the case of the example above, in the morning on Sunday, before I mailed out the warm up email, I would tag all of the users currently in the "Evergreen Sequence" with something. Then only mail the users with that tag (this is to prevent mailing the pitch and reminder emails to people who never got the warm up email.) In the case where you are only sending emails to users who were previously tagged (to indicate interests or something), or where there are conditional emails in that sequence, you would still want to use the more traditional approach where you exclude a tag on the "Evergreen Sequence", setup a new sequence, have that sequence remove that tag upon completion, then tag the users you want to mail the sequence to. For a 1 off email going to your entire list, this is a bit of a pain. Convert kit allows you to add to your sequence and it will mail everybody at the end of the sequence, even if they are beyond the day in the sequence (if you have a 90 day sequence and the user is on day 151, if you add an email to day 91 in the sequence, the user on day 151 will automatically get it.) I only mention that because sometimes you want to pause the sequence to send emails on certain days, as explained above, and sometimes you don't actually care when they get the emails.
  13. After installing GEO IP Detect it gives you the following option: "Disable caching a page that contains a shortcode or API call to geo-dependent functions. At least WP SuperCache, W3TotalCache and ZenCache are supported. " So no, it doesn't work with the Cache, which kind of sucks, glad my new site is on an SSD VPS. Edit: Boom got it. Cookie Consent GEO IP Detect WP Super Cache Country Caching For WP Super Cache Note: Each plugin has to be setup correctly you can't just install them. Works. <!-- Dynamic page generated in 0.028 seconds. --> <!-- Cached page generated by WP-Super-Cache on 2018-05-10 21:45:34 --> I verified that it does cache correctly. Used a VPN, got the page to cache, then swapped to another EU IP does indeed serve the same page out of the cache. Settings: Geo IP Detect: Disable caching a page that contains a shortcode or API call to geo-dependent functions. : UNCHECKED Add a country-specific CSS class to the <body>-Tag. : CHECKED Cookie Consent: You have to hold shift and select all of the zones except Europe. (The UI is kind of weird and not intuitive) Super Cache: Just turn it on. WPSC Country Caching: Create unique cache files for these country codes ONLY: "AX" Enable shared caching for this group: CHECKED, the default country list seems fine. Note: Setting the first setting to AX might seem super strange because not many people live in that country, that's exactly what you want to do. It will only create 3 caches, one for the country "Aland Islands" (sanity check: that's never happening), the standard cache (everywhere but Europe), and Europe. If you leave the field blank it will create a cache for every country and that's not what you want but it would still be a massive speed optimization. The first time the page gets cached there will be 2x GeoIP lookups, but once the page gets cached there will be only 1 and there are no WP MySQL queries to render the page being served. So overall, this is a very acceptable solution. To debug this you'll need a VPN that can switch countries and you need to inspect the body tag. I'm currently on a US IP and it says "geoip-country-MX" because that is what country the IP I was using was from when I cached the page. Note2: Read the advice section here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/country-caching-extension-for-wp-super-cache/ If the site breaks, uh well. That's how to fix it. Note3: If you believe that site speed matters for SEO and want to comply with the EU cookie law (a good idea,) this is a pretty good solution for a WP site... I would still suggest a VPS with an SSD if you are serious about page speed or want to run ads.
  14. I'm not about to go update my old sites but I would prefer to comply with EU law going forward. I was planning on launching a few days ago but I decided to work on a project that will help me out later. Probably "launching" tomorrow if I can get this done without losing my mind first.
  15. Cookie Concent + GeoIP Detect seems like the best solution (it's free) but I was wondering if anybody has tried it out with page caching... Setting this up and testing it out myself is like the #2 on my todo list but I doubt I'll get there until tomorrow. The source code is clean for both plugins (no ioncube or obfuscation) so it's mod-able. Tip: If you use Google Analytics then your site uses cookies and you have to comply with the EU cookie laws for EU users.
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